Life In A Lockdown Linky – Week 59

Life In A Lockdown Linky - Week 59

I am actually cheating this week, well not cheating but writing my post early on Saturday.  I am going to be away most of this week so am writing and scheduling my post so I do not miss it in case I do not get a chance to get on my laptop.

As you know Tuesday is the Life In  A Lockdown Linky post, where I answer a set of questions along with others.

If you want to take part in the linky the questions are

1) How are you feeling/coping?
2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days?
3) What is your favourite post of the past 7 days (it could be yours or someone else’s)?
4) Do you have any plans for lockdown easing?
5) What have you bought this week that others might like? (Especially if from a small business.)
6) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?
7) What would you like the future to know about life during a pandemic?
8) Anything else you would like to mention?
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1) How are you feeling/coping?

The past week has been pretty tough, my ongoing toothache finally got seen to on Friday with a visit to the Dentist.  We agreed that antibiotics where not helping so my dentist carried on by saying the next thing is to drill into the nerve to kill it and then once it has died we can move forward.  My face must have shown the terror I was feeling, but at this stage I would have agreed to her pulling all my teeth out to get rid of the pain.  I have to admit the worst part was the numbing injection and today the pain is so much better.  I am back next Friday to discuss further treatment, but I do know my front tooth needs to come out thank god for masks is all I can say.

C has been struggling with coming offer previous medication and increasing her new medication.  On Thursday, she said she has pins and needles down her left arm, in both hands, both her feet and legs.  You can imagine me going into panic mode , I double checked the side effects and these were listed as severed, and then got straight on the phone to her Neurologist, she was working from home, but they promised they would contact her and ring me back.  They phoned to say she would ring me the next day and not to worry about the side effects. She rang me Friday and we have decreased the dosage and will continue with that until her next review in July.  But to call if anything gets worse.

I then phoned our GP to advise of the conversation and said as she is decreasing the dose for the time being I need a new prescription of that dose.  We all know Dr receptionists and she told me this would not be possible without the consultants letter which would not arrive in time.  I was ready for this, and told her to put the conversation on C’s records so the GP is aware.  I then did an online order for her medication and put a note on that so hoping they honour it.  If not I have to try and cut the tiniest tablet in half.

We are still waiting for C’s EHCP, I  had an email on Wednesday saying it is ready and being sent securely and to look out for it.  I did not receive a secure email or anything in the post.  So chased on Friday to be told there had been a problem with IT and it will be sent Monday.

2) What have you been up to over the past 7 days?

Apart from working, I have been busy with the above

3) What is your favourite post of the past 7 days (it could be yours or someone else’s)?

I really can not think I did read a post the other day and meant to save it, my mind has obviously been on other things

4) Do you have any plans for lockdown easing? 

Yes, we have a few nights away using a Red Letter Days package we were gifted, and then on Friday we are out with friends in London for a cabaret night and meal, which was postponed from December

5) What have you bought this week that others might like? (Especially if from a small business.)

Towels, I seem to be obsessed with them at the moment and realised I wanted new hand towels for our bathroom

6) What have you been grateful for over the past 7 days?

My dentist

7) What would you like the future to know about life during a pandemic?

Never take life for granted, be grateful for the little things

8) Anything else you would like to mention?

Keep on going, take one day at a time and we will get through this

Thank you to

Life In A Breakdown

I Always Believed In Futures



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  1. Week 59 in lockdown I can’t believe it has gone on so long! The world opening up makes me feel nervous even going for a meal indoors makes me feel jittery! Will we all ever get back to normal?

    1. It is scary how long we have been living through this, I have enjoyed a meal out in a restaurant and found it very safe and everyone following social distancing etc. I think we will get back to normality even if it is a new normality for us

  2. I’m glad you’re not in pain any more. I’ve got to organise a visit to the dentist too so thanks for the reminder!

  3. Glad you fixed your tooth ache. Its THE WORST. I had to have my wisdom teeth out on one side and the pain before that was horrific! Glad its better for you x

  4. Gosh what a nightmare for you at the moment, I hope things go OK with your tooth and the nerve being killed. Doctors are awful with meds at times aren’t they?

    1. My nerve has died but getting pain still from somewhere, I just knew the doctors would do that I now have a pill cutter, some empty capsules and have to sit and cut up tiny pills just so I can give her the dose her consultant wants her on.

  5. Last week we celebrated my niece’s 25th birthday. It is her second lockdown birthday. Just a simple pool party with family. It was nice and even if cleaning up was a chore, we still had a good time.

    1. Glad you had a lovely time lockdown birthdays are not great but at least you still were able to celebrate

  6. sounds like a lot of dealing with doctors and dentists, which can be a big struggle. I hope next week is much better for you and your family.

  7. Ouch, toothache is the absolute worse! I’m glad you’re finally getting it seen to. Enjoy your cabaret night & meal x

  8. Sorry to hear about the issues C is having with her medication, hopefully the lower dose will be better at the moment. Ohh a few nights away coming up sounds nice x

    1. It is a nightmare our GP refuses to issue a lower dose, so I have had to order a pill cutter and some empty capsules (I never knew this was a thing until I looked) and have to cut tiny pills in half to give her the correct dose. We enjoyed our couple of nights away although it was a bit like faulty towers

  9. You should have seen the look on my face when I read ‘ drill out the nerve’! I hate going to the dentist. Hope all goes well for you.

    1. Probably the same as mine, was there again yesterday with C, and she filed down another tooth (my mouth is a mess thanks to my genes) and her face said it all

  10. Sorry to hear C has been struggling, it sounds very stressful for you both when doctors etc should be trying to make things easier for you all! Yay though for having a few nights away it sounds like you definitely deserve it! x

    1. Our GP can be a complete nightmare and we are used to them being so unhelpful especially when dealing with consultants as well. We did need the time awy it just gave us a bit of time to relax and be ready to battle again

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